EEMI Hosts Energy Symposium

Deputy Secretary of Energy Dan Brouillet addresses the symposium

On March 8-9, 2018, the Environmental and Energy Management Institute hosted a symposium on “Enabling Advanced Reactors for the Market.” The symposium brought together academic researchers, national laboratory scientists, developers, energy producers, industrial users, the government, and other organizations to assess the success of advanced reactors with the assurance of sustainable and secure energy.  It highlighted the evolution of the energy market and future industrial energy needs, potential applications of new nuclear energy technologies, and public policies and how they can be shaped to support the success of advanced reactors to meet future energy needs.

EEM Prof. Ekundayo Shittu had the EEMI lead role for the event and gave a keynote address entitled “Energy Investments under Regulatory and Learning Uncertainties.” Among the notable attendees at the symposium were Deputy Secretary of Energy Dan Brouillet; Mark Menezes, Under Secretary of Energy; Edward McGinnis, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Office of Nuclear Energy; Maria Korsnick, President and CEO of the Nuclear Energy Institute; Kristine Svinicki, Chairwoman of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission; and several national laboratory directors. 

Other key participants can be seen here.

The symposium was co-sponsored the Department of Energy's Gateway for Accelerated Innovation in Nuclear (GAIN) Initiative, the Nuclear Energy Institute and the Electric Power Research Institute.